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What convincing evidence is there for DTP vaccine's value?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Look to west coast

In 2014 we lost about 40 babies to whooping cough, mostly on the west coast among anti-vaccine families.
There were in excess of 40,000 cases nationwide.Back in the mid 1990's, we had only 2500 cases/yr nationwide and no deaths. The germs are around and ready to infect or kill.The success of the DTP has made many think it is no longer an issue. So sad.

In brief: Look to west coast

In 2014 we lost about 40 babies to whooping cough, mostly on the west coast among anti-vaccine families.
There were in excess of 40,000 cases nationwide.Back in the mid 1990's, we had only 2500 cases/yr nationwide and no deaths. The germs are around and ready to infect or kill.The success of the DTP has made many think it is no longer an issue. So sad.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr. Ferguson is correct. And there were 20 whooping cough deaths in 2012. But there are far more cases of whooping cough still, and the number is getting higher and higher due to failure to vaccinate. See the sad story compiled by the Center for Disease Control here: http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/outbreaks/trends.html
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very

Because we have not had epidemics of diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus is almost unheard of.

In brief: Very

Because we have not had epidemics of diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus is almost unheard of.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Prevents whooping cough, diphtheria and tetanus and saves lives.

In brief: Yes

Prevents whooping cough, diphtheria and tetanus and saves lives.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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